The origin of the Hoysalas is a matter of much interesting speculation and controversy. Like their distinguished contemporaries, the Seunas, the Hoysalas too claim their descent from Yadu (Lunar Dynasty) and call themselves the Yadavas. The conventional titles like, "Yadavanarayana", "Yadavakutambrad-yumani" and "Dvaravatipura-varadhisvara" are common to both the Seunas and the Hoysalas. These details are compiled from internet and by various sources by the Blogger over the years.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Yoga Narasimha Temple (1122 A.D), Santigrama, Hassana Taluk Hassan District.

Among the Hoysala temples of this place the Yoganarsimha Temple has been built by one called Acala Prakasa Muni during reign of Veera Ballala. The ring of nine forms of Narasimha (Nava Narasimha Vritta) incorporated in the ceiling of the Portico of the temple is a rare sculptural work. This vritta is supposed to have mystic powers. Narasingimayya father of the Hoysala Queen Santala-Devi built the Dharmeshwara Temple in 1122AD. Visitors who enter Santhigrama are first welcomed at the end of the main road by the commanding appearance of the Kesava Temple which is standing high on a raised pedestal.This Santhigrama village was donated to Shantala- Devi the loving Queen of Vishnuvardhana Raya.

1 comment :

  1. is any temples of hoysalas in tamilnadu, since, they have ruled tamilnadu also.